Back in winter 2015, the island turned to temporary hibernation but was shaken back awake by Unusual Suspects, which embarked on its first residency on Ibiza. Such was the success of these parties that it earned its first summer residency in 2016. In 2017, it was back once again with only the finest house and techno by the truckload. Now the party is back once again for its fourth season at Sankeys this 2018. While the full season line-up remains under wraps, the opening roster announces quite the season. On Thursday 17 May for the first fiesta of the season, techno master Ilario Alicante, Federico Grazzini, Berlin's finest Janina, Frank Storm and Rick Maia will be smashing the Lab room's brand new KV2 sound system Lab room. On the Terrace, we have David Moreno and Fabrizio Marra going back to back, as well as Fell Reis, Stephanie Rosse and Ronald Takeshi. The Backstage room will belong to Smythy & Dave playing all night long. As we wait for the line-ups for the rest of the season, rest assured you'll be in good hands. Last year in the Basement, we had a slew of returning guests, including crate digger Dana Ruh, Spanish selector Rick Maia, Berlin veteran Janina, German house heavyweight Thomas Melchior, dub techno don Steve O'Sullivan and Berlin-based grafter Vera. As with previous years, there has always been a strong Romanian influence, with Praslea and Raresh tempering the beat individually and under their moniker Praslesh. You also had Barac, Priku and Premiesku with the ammo. Island favourite tINI made a reappearance as well after her Unusual Suspects debut in December 2016. Making their Unusual Suspects debut in the Basement last year we also had island mainstay Bill Patrick, HYTE regular Rossko, sonic voyager Voigtmann, Berghain bulwark Sammy Dee and Toulouse-born tastemaker Lamache, among more. Over in the LAB was a solid roster of revered international artists dropping in for their first taste of Unusual Suspects, including Josh Wink, Kenny Glasgow, Hector, Luigi Madonna, Terry Francis, Traumer and Einzelkind. The seasoned selectors returning for another helping were Guido Schneider, Silvie Loto, Romano Alfieri, Cristi Cons and Shlomi Aber. This year the season kicks off on 17 May 2018, also making the opening of Sankeys for this season and will be running every Thursday for 20 weeks until 27 September. See below for confirmed line-ups and early-bird tickets.